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Blueberry-Marinated Grilled Wild Boar

Monday, June 6th, 2011

More Game of Thrones food. This was yesterday’s offering, and while it would have been more appropriate for the previous week, we were only able to obtain the wild boar the day before during an otherwise disastrous road trip through Cincinnati. I was going to make it pan-seared, with a sauce from reconstituted dried mushrooms, but my husband said that King Robert probably wouldn’t have gone for pan-searing the boar, and with that I had to agree. Grilling it was, but I could find absolutely no recipes online that did what I wanted to do with it. As the morning turned to the afternoon, I said “Okay, I’m going to wing it” and managed to pull off something pretty interesting.

First, make the marinade. For two pounds of wild boar medallions, I used about 3/4 of a cup of frozen wild blueberries, a half-cup or so of white wine, a healthy splash (maybe 1/4 cup, if that) of blueberry-flavored mead (you can sub regular mead, apple juice, or a tablespoon or so of honey), a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper, and about 1/3 of a cup of olive oil. Blend it all together with a stick blender or food processor and pour it over the boar in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. Squeeze out all the air and let it sit in the fridge for at least four hours, but overnight probably would have been better. I just didn’t have overnight to do it.

Drain the marinade thoroughly, and grill the medallions at 400 degrees for 5 minutes per side. I ended up slicing them up and serving them on a salad with homemade blueberry vinaigrette (1/4 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons balsamic, salt and pepper, pureed until smooth), but you could probably eat them just fine as steaks as well.
blueberry boar salad